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South Korea's Asiana fails to get accounting sign-off; shares suspended

Mar 22 2019

SEOUL South Korea's second-biggest carrier Asiana Airlines Inc said on Friday an independent auditor has not signed off its 2018 financial statements due to a lack of information, rendering its stock at risk of being added to a watch list.

South Korea exports suffer biggest slide in nearly three years as China sales sag

Feb 28 2019

SEOUL South Korea's exports contracted at their steepest pace in nearly three years in February as demand from its major market China cooled further in yet another sign of faltering momentum in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

Bank of Korea holds rates as growth risks rise, to sit tight for while

Feb 27 2019

SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, a widely expected decision as policymakers shift their focus to supporting an economy facing increasing pressure from falling exports and slowing global growth.

UPDATE 1-Bank of Korea holds rates as growth risks rise, to sit tight for while

Feb 27 2019

* Inflation trails target, exports seen falling for 3rd mth (Adds analyst quotes, details)

South Korea February exports seen sliding most in nearly three years: Reuters poll

Feb 26 2019

SEOUL South Korean exports likely fell the most in nearly three years in February as China demand falters, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, pointing to further stresses caused by the Sino-U.S. trade conflict.

Bank of Korea seen holding steady this week, rest of 2019: Reuters poll

Feb 25 2019

SEOUL South Korea's central bank is widely expected to keep its base rate unchanged at its meeting on Thursday, though many analysts say policymakers are unlikely to cut rates this year to temper the rising stress on Asia's fourth-largest economy.

UPDATE 2-S.Korea Jan exports fall for 2nd month as China woes dim outlook

Jan 31 2019

* Trade surplus hits lowest since Feb 2014 (Adds breakdown, PMI data)

South Korea January exports fall for second month as China woes dim outlook

Jan 31 2019

SEOUL South Korea's exports shrank for a second straight month in January as prices of memory chips and petrochemical products weakened due to a slowdown in China and as the U.S.-Sino trade dispute wore on.

Like a son but cheaper: harried South Koreans pamper pets instead of having kids

Jan 24 2019

SEOUL Kang Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip and this Lunar New Year holiday will dress him up in a new $50 suit to visit 'grandma', Kang's mother. | Video

UPDATE 2-S.Korea's c.bank trims growth outlook, keeps rates on hold

Jan 24 2019

* BOK to revise quarterly growth outlook later on Thursday (Adds details, analyst comment)

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